a Raymond Carver story

A man with no hands
comes to her house.

Two metal hooks
fondling a camera.

Iíve taken
a picture of your

place, he says.
Itís a dollar.

He is trying
to sell her a story Ė

of two kids dying
or something.

She ends up buying
the photograph,

asking him to
take one more

with her on the roof,
throwing stones.